Yesterday's statements Key passages


We look forward to considering ways of addressing the very serious issues that are now before us. This is a profoundly traumatic time for people who were abused in residential care. We will continue to be part of the search for ways of bringing healing to the suffering of people who were with us as children

– The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of St Clare confirm their intention to make additional resources available to former residents. They will work with those who have suffered and other congregations in searching for the best way of making this response.

– The Generalate of the Sisters of St Clare

The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity welcome An Taoiseach’s invitation and will respond positively to explore ways of addressing past hurts to those in our care. We recognise the vital need to find new ways of addressing the extreme hurt being felt by so many people and we will do our utmost to this end.

– The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

We are determined to respond in the most effective and meaningful way to former residents who were abused while in our care.

We recognise the suffering of past residents, who were abused and we again apologise . . .

– Good Shepherd Sisters

It is a cause of deep pain to us that children suffered while in our care in the past. We accept and profoundly regret the hurt caused and offer our deepest apology to each of them. We accept the invitation to meet with the Taoiseach.

– Presentation Sisters South East Province

The Rosminian Congregation . . is committed to working with the Government and survivor groups to achieve the best possible contribution to their needs over and above the redress scheme.

– The Rosminian Congregation

We stand accused and ashamed of the abuse that happened in St Conleth’s Reformatory, Daingean . . . we will make a substantial financial contribution towards the establishment of an independent trust, set up in full consultation with those who have suffered, with the Government, church leaders and the group of religious congregations involved.

– Oblates of Mary Immaculate

We . . . are committed to contributing to making further supports and resources available and to doing the very best we can to help meet the needs of past residents of our services . . . We unreservedly apologise to any person who was abused and hurt while in our care as children.

– The Daughters of Charity

The Dominican friars apologise most sincerely to all of those who suffered because of anything that occurred to them in Saint Saviours Boys Home, Dublin.

We accept responsibility for their pain.

Realising that the Redress Agreement which initially we had entered into in good faith, is now manifestly inadequate, we welcome the Taoiseachs invitation.

–The Dominican Fathers